Chance Warmack may just be the best overall prospect in the 2013 NFL draft.
If you're looking for the best overall prospect in the 2013 NFL draft, you do not want to look any farther than Chance Warmack. The former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive guard has perennial All-Pro written all over him.
He's been one of the most impressive college players for the past few seasons, and he should continue to dominate once he enters the NFL. Here are five things you need to know about Warmack.
Combine results courtesy of NFL.com. College stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
Full Name: Chance Warmack
Birthday: September 14, 1991
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
High School: Atlanta (GA) Westlake
Warmack wasn't always considered one of the most dominant guards in the country. While he was a star at Westlake, Rivals.com only had Warmack pegged as a 3-star recruit and the 20th-best offensive lineman in the country.
2010: 13 starts, 182.9 rushing yards per game, 30 rushing touchdowns, 261.2 passing yards per game, 24 passing touchdowns, 35.7 points per game
2011: 13 starts, 214.5 rushing yards per game, 34 rushing touchdowns, 215.2 passing yards per game, 16 passing touchdowns, 34.8 points per game
2012: 14 starts, 227.5 rushing yards per game, 37 rushing touchdowns, 218 passing yards per game, 31 passing touchdowns, 38.7 points per game
It's never easy to replace an All-American, but that is exactly what Chance Warmack had to do. As a sophomore, Warmack replaced Mike Johnson as left guard for Alabama.
He went on to start the next 39 games for the Crimson Tide while bringing home a number of honors. He was a member of the All-SEC Second Team in 2011 and the All-SEC First Team in 2012.
His senior year also saw him get voted as a unanimous first-team All-American. He was the best offensive lineman on the best offensive line in the country.
All statistics courtesy of CFBStats.com and are team statistics.
Weight: 317 pounds
Arm Length: 34.75"
40-yard dash: 5.49 seconds
Broad jump: 110"
Chance Warmack didn't participate in many of the "timed" drills at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, such as the three-cone drill, vertical jump or bench press. However, he did participate in all positional drills and a handful of "timed" drills.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.
Chance Warmack went to high school at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia. That specific high school has been a breeding grounds for NFL players.
Warmack is set to join a list of NFL players who attended Westlake, including likes of Adam "Pacman" Jones and Cam Newton. In 2005, Westlake had six former graduates who were in the NFL, which was the most of any high school in the country.
Teams always want to find day-one starters in the NFL draft, and the official Twitter page of the Senior Bowl let us know that Chance Warmack is definitely that:
Re: Chance Warmack. If a team cannot fill a hole at QB, LT, DE/pass rusher or DC, then going OG is not a problem. He is a day 1 starter.— Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) April 17, 2013
Pro Football Weekly feels that Warmack has the potential to play in many, many Pro Bowls during his career:
PFW on Chance Warmack, has the "power, strength and explosion to become a perennial Pro Bowl performer." More - bit.ly/115Wnss— Pro Football Weekly (@ProFootballWkly) April 16, 2013
Finally, Gil Brandt, an analyst for NFL.com, feels that the best player in the 2013 NFL draft is none other than Warmack himself:
Btw, will stand by what I said two months ago: Still think Chance Warmack is best player in this draft.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 7, 2013